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Chelsea vs Slavia Prague: Match Preview

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Chelsea will be hosting Slavia Prague in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final tie. Chelsea won the first game away by 1-0.

Blues lost their Premier League game over the weekend against Liverpool by 2-0. Although blues had a number of chances at Anfield to get back into the game they were not clinical enough.

Slavia Praha, on the other hand, drew their match against Slavia Prague over the weekend.

Form

Chelsea – WWWWL

Their recent records show two defeats in their last six games. But they have been put in some good performances in recent weeks. In the game against Liverpool, they had their chances but lacked that finishing touch. At home, Chelsea has a solid record.

Slavia Praha – DWWLD

The Czech side has been inconsistent in the past couple of weeks in terms of results. But on the basis of performance, they have been putting in some good performance. Even in the home game against Chelsea, they made their English opponents work hard for their one goal.

Injury/Suspensions

Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger is ruled out due to injury for the home game against Slavia Praha. Sarri has no other injury concerns.

Slavia Praha

Slavia Praha has no injury concerns of their own either. They will have their full squad available for the trip to London.

Probable Lineups

Chelsea

Formation: 4-3-3

Kepa; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Christensen, Alonso; Kante, Kovacic, Barkley; Pedro, Giroud, Willian.

Slavia Praha

Formation: 3-5-1-1

Kolar; Kudela, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Deli; Coufal, Traore, Husbauer, Kral, Boril; Stoch; Skoda.

Stadium

Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

Possible Outcome

Blues will be looking to respond to their weekend defeat by progressing to the semi-finals of the Europa League. Slavia Praha managed to draw 2-2 away Sevilla in their last away fixture.

But Londoners will be a more tough away trip for the Czech side. We expect Chelsea to win the game and progress to the next round.

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